Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Suwon Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

An UPI student, Berthanandhitya Pahlevi Smaradwi Rani, joined the 3rd International K-speech Competition in Suwon Gyeonggi-do, Korea. This is her first time to join a competition far from her home country. There were 70 participants coming from different countries from all over the world. The theme of the event was the World K-Speech Cultural Festival.

Zeni, as she is usually called, said that her biggest challenge was from the rivals because they came from many different countries, therefore, she had to make well preparations for the event. She prepared the script for the speech, the departure process, and the most important thing was to develop a mindset that she would win because it was her dream to go to Korea so she wouldn’t  take it for granted. She came as the second winner of the K-speech competition, making her the first winner from Indonesia who could get the trophy.

This K-POP fan, at first, did not imagine her passion in the Korean Language will lead her to get a lot of achievements. Her original interest in Korean was based on her mother who likes to watch Korean Drama Series with her. So, she decided to learn Korean more seriously at UPI. Therefore, in 2017, she applied to UPI and took Korean Education as her major.

Today, she still focuses on exploring the language a lot deeper. She said that the Korean Language is the most enjoyable language that she has learned so far. She loves both the language and the culture. Sometimes, we cannot make the language and culture apart. It has a close connection with one to another.

Finally, the first winner of the KKF Competition said, her biggest dream is to learn some more languages, no only Korean but also others (like Chinese or Dutch). Because she loves to learn languages and explore them. (Agis Maharani)


Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood from Edith Cowan University Australia gave a workshop on Walking Football for Health, Friday, 22nd November 2019 at Stadion UPI.

The workshop was attended by UPI soccer athletes from the Faculty of Sport Health Education (FPOK) as participants. It began with some introduction about the basis of Walking Football and its rules, following by warm-ups, and real-time Practice.

“I want to share Walking Football with UPI’s community in the hope that this sport will evolve and eventually became well known in Indonesia. I’m sure that UPI can participate in the world cup Walking Football for Health in 2021.” Said Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood

This workshop was held in order to introduce Walking Football to young UPI athletes and build the potential as pioneers in the Walking Football field.

Different from the usual football, Walking Football is targeted for the elderly over the 50s and 60s that has a disadvantage of mobility but still want to maintain an active lifestyle. It also has a different set of rules from the usual football, for example, in Walking Football one team consists of only five to seven members, and the game outlaws all running and allows no contact between players.

“It might sound easy because it is walking, but for the first-timer, it is really hard to keep themself in rules to walk and keep from running or jogging accidentally.” Said Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood

According to Walking Football Association (WFA) (, the standard goal size for such competitions is a width between 3-5 meters and height is between 1.2-2 meters and the standard pitch dimensions for competitions are a width between 25-37 meters and a length between 35-55 meters. The game is played in more slow-paced than the original football that consist of 11 players and has bigger pitch dimension.

Apart from that, this sport is good for older people to improve blood pressure such and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. There are also many psychological and mental health advantages to playing walking football – as personal reward and satisfaction that will reduce levels of stress. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)

FPOK UPI International Collaboration of Visiting Professor Program: Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood from Edith Cowan University Australia

Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

As part of the progress of UPI to World Class University (WCU), UPI builds and maintains its connection partnership with various International Universities. One of the forms of UPI partnership is by hold a Visiting Professor Program, one of the partnerships is done with Edith Cowan University Australia.

This year UPI invites Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood (PhD) from Edith Cowan University Australia as part of the Visiting Professor Program in UPI international collaboration with Edith Cowan University Australia. This event attended by the lecturers from the Faculty of Sport Health Education.

The first welcoming speech delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Sport Health Education (FPOK) Prof. Dr. H. Adang Suherman, MA, “We hope that from here we can establish a lot of joint research and many other form of collaboration between UPI and Edith Cowan.”

In this Visiting Professor Program, Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood (PhD) delivered material on “Obesity Behavioural Change Modification” and will also provide a workshop on “Walking Football for Health” for UPI athletes.

“Obesity is one of the current concerning issues, which needs a solution. I have done a lot of research also some practical programs with some community in Asia; in Singapore and Malaysia. Obesity is not only about food and physical activity, but also more about the behaviour changes.” Said Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood.

She added, “This is a common interest for both UPI and Edith Cowan because we have a lot of similarities in the vision about obesity, nutrition, and some more topic related. It will be good for both of us to collaborate and do joint research for a journal.”

Lastly, she hoped that this visiting professor program will lead to a better cause for the community. “I hope this collaboration will not only produce research journals but will also produce programs that are more practical so we can share our knowledge with the broader community”. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)


Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

On November 5th,  2019, Professor Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Ph.D., gave a guest lecture in the 5th-floor Auditorium Faculty Of  Education Of  Language And Literature. He is a professor of Higher Education Policy Studies at Kanazawa University, Japan.

The theme of the event was The New Paradigm of Learning in Japan: STEM Education, Entrance Examination Reforms. STEM is a curriculum that focuses on four certain disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  They are integrated into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world implementation.

The purpose of this event was to give new knowledge about the learning system in the industrial revolution 5.0 in Japan, dig more about how the education system in Japan is developed, and increase motivation in students to pursue higher education in Japan.

The present paradigm of education is that the students must learn independently. “If it is just memorizing, students won’t be creative. Nowadays, students in Japan are trained to like science, so that, they build their creativity by using learning sources which are easily found along with the development of technology.” He said.

The event attracted a lot of students, most of whom were from education majors. However, the participants came from several different fields and levels of study. From undergraduate students, postgraduate students, doctoral students, lecturers, and also  general staff.

Hopefully, UPI could develop a method in creating an effective way of learning and teaching by looking at the process of how Japan develops a sophisticated learning method.

UPI and 5 other Universities Sign an MoU with Japan University of Economics (JUE)

Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

UPI and five other universities signed an MOU with Japan University of Economics (JUE), November 28st 2019 at the Partere Building, UPI Bandung. This signing also included JUE partnership with another 5 universities; Padjadjaran University(UNPAD), Pasundan University (UNPAS), Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA), Bandung Tourism institute (STPB) BANDUNG, and STIE PERBANAS SURABAYA.

Some signed forms of cooperation included student exchanges, lecturer exchanges, and internships, also double degree programs that focus on Economics, Hospitality, And Tourism.

The meeting was officially opened by a welcoming remark from the Vice President of Research, Partnerships, and Business, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M.A. In his remarks he said, “I hope we can go further into more complete collaboration among universities not only with Japan University of Economics but also all of us among the universities.” Then following by the remark from President of Japan University of Economics, Tsuzuki Asuka, she expressed her gratitude for UPI that hosted the signing meetings.

The meeting continued with some university profile videos both from UPI and JUE.

“This is the first time JUE has built an international partnership with Indonesia. We hope that this is will be the first step to build our partnerships with more universities and institutes in Indonesia.” Said Takeda Tsu, from Japan University of Economics.

The next agenda of the meetings was a discussion between Japan University of Economics and all the participated universities, filled with sharing forum and some question and answer session. The meeting officially ended with the signing session and giving a token of appreciation for all universities which participated. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)


Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, a Sundanese traditional art workshop was held in the unit of Kabumi UPI. This is an annual event that was held by the Office of International Education and Relations with a collaboration with Kabumi. The event focused on giving the students experience and insight into learning at UPI.

The participants, mostly, came from different countries, namely Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Ghana, Philippine, Nigeria, Mexico, and Malaysia. They are studying in different universities in Indonesia.

Totally, There were 16 participants in this event. Ten of the students came from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY). two of them came from Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), one from Atmajaya University (AU), and one from Darut Tauhid (DT), one from Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), and one from Universitas Islam Bandung (UIN).

One of them is Ali, he is from Azerbaijan, but he is studying for his master’s degree in Universitas Islam Bandung.

“I have learned the angklung in Kabumi since my first year in Indonesia.” Answered him when asked about how could he play the angklung very well.

The students were taught how to play the angklung in order to be able to perform at the closing ceremony. This was part of the agenda of UPI Culinary camp 2019 under the theme ‘Embracing the Gastronomy of West Java Indonesia’. The event took one week from Sunday 24 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019. Not only angklung, but they also learned how to play Gendang, Gamelan, and Gong.

After only one day of rehearsal, they performed in Isola building presenting three songs entitled Roar, Manuk Dadali, and Jaran Goyang. It was an amazing performance by the participants featuring Kabumi UPI, even though they only practiced in a short time. (Agis)

Closing Ceremony of UPI Culinary Camp 2019: International Students Learn Sundanese Culture and Cuisine at UPI

Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019


The UPI Culinary Camp 2019 Closing Ceremony took place at the Partere Building UPI, Friday, 29th November 2019.

The camp was organized from 24th November to 1st December 2019. The participants were 16 International students from 12 countries, namely Mexico, East Timor, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korean, Philippine, Ghana, Malaysia, China, and Nigeria. For a week all the participant learned about Sundanese culture and cuisine.

The seven day series of events were filled with a variety of activities i.e. UPI campus tour and visiting National Education Museum, learning Sundanese cuisine with Catering Industry Management Program (MIK) students, Cross Culture Understanding session and discussion, a field trip to Floating Market Lembang, an industrial visit to a Dodol (traditional sweets) factory in Garut, an excursion to Sabda Alam Swimming Pool, classes of Sundanese traditional arts and music with KABUMI, a Student Activity Unit (UKM) at UPI.

Some of the thank you remarks were delivered by the Head Catering Industry Management Program (MIK) Dr..Dewi Turgarini, S.S., MM.Par and also from Irfan as a representative of KABUMI. They extended their gratitude to all the participants who had attended and participated in the program for a week.

“This is the best camp that I’ve ever joined. Here we learned Sundanese culture, now because we are in Bandung we learned their heritage, about their food and culture. It was an amazing experience and an excellent way of building friendship all around the world.” Said one of the participant Claudia Patricia Chavarria Carrillo form Mexico.

“UPI Culinary Camp 2019 was an amazing experience that I’ve ever had. I am glad that I can be part of this event.” added Xia Yingxian from China.

The event was also filled with Angklung (Sudanese traditional music instruments) performances from UPI Culinary Camp participants who performed several songs accompanied by KABUMI members.

“We’ve learned about Sundanese cuisine and culture, Sundanese people have a very rich culture. I am really enjoying myself here and I hope I have another opportunity to come in here again.” said Cletus Solomon from Ghana.

The closing ceremony ended with the symbolic awarding of certificates and tokens of appreciation from the Office of International Affairs (OIER) of UPI and the Catering Industry Management Program (MIK) for all the participants and Sahabat OIER. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)

Guest Lecturers from Germany Discusses TVET with Postgraduates

Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

We are now entering the age of Industry 4.0. As industry moves forward, education for prospective laborers has to catch up with the times and technology. UPI has responded this challenge by organizing seminars and training pertaining to technical and vocational education. Recently, Technical and Vocational Education Study Program of UPI invited two guest lecturers, Prof. Dr. Astrid Seltrecht and Prof. Dr. Frank Bünning, from Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat, Magdeburg, Germany to expand postgraduate students’ knowledge on Technical and Vocational Education.

The lecture took the theme of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training), which is essential for inclusive and sustainable development because it teaches students to develop specific work-related skills and vocational practices. TVET is needed by many developing countries to increase laborer’s knowledge and skills, as industries has a crucial part in nation development. Prof. Bünning presented about TVET curriculum development lecture while Prof. Seltrecht presented about TVET Qualitative Research. Both Prof. Bünning and Prof. Seltrecht has written several papers, notably on TVET education and research.

According to Prof. Dr. Frank Bünning, who presented TVET curriculum development, TVET curriculum can be broke down into job specific skills, general skills, knowledge, behavior, tools, and machines. All of it are analyzed from a job that is want to be implemented in the vocation. He added, “a curriculum is a cooking book for students”. He added that in the industry 4.0 era, TVET education is very important because industries needed high quality labor that is educated and trained through TVET. He also added that TVET teacher education has to be a main focus because, in his words, “TVET teacher is the essential element for increasing the quality of TVET.”

In the end of the lecture, Prof. Bünning gave a beautiful remark regarding current industry situation: “Industry is changing. Its changing all the time. The only thing that is stable is the change itself. Thus, we have to think and act not only for today, but also the future.”

The fast-moving world and technology prompted educators on vocational schools to adapt quickly along the way to stay relevant with the times. The lecture was essential for increasing the quality of Technical and Vocational Education in Indonesia. It was an honor to have two distinguished German lecturers in UPI. (Muhammad Rangga Padika)

The 65th Anniversary of UPI: Strengthening the University’s Educational Identity to Achieve Leadership and Excellence

Andri Yunardi
December27/ 2019

Bandung, UPI

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) celebrated its anniversary on Friday, October 18th 2019. The opening ceremony held at Balai Pertemuan Umum UPI—as well known as Achmad Sanusi building—was attended by the President of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Prof. Dr. H. R. Asep Kadarohman, M.Si. along with several campus functionaries: Dr. (HC). KH. As’ad Said Ali as the Head of Trustee Assembly, Prof. H. Yaya Sukjaya Kusumah, M.Sc.,Ph.D. as the Secretary of Trustee Assembly, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Suryadi, M.Ed. as the Head of Academic Senate, and Prof. Dr. H. Karim Suryadi, M.Si. as the Head of Professors’ Council. This ceremony was also attended by Police Inspector General Drs. Rudy Sufahriadi (the Chief of West Java Regional Police), Police Chief Commissioner Irman Sugema, S.I.K.,M.H. (the Chief of Bandung Capital City Police), and also Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen, M.Ls. (Academic Expert Staff from The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education).

The President of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia stated that this anniversary was a strategic momentum to implement the goals with strong intention and evaluate the performance that has been achieved by UPI. He also emphasized that education is a timeless force. “Education is the frontline in guarding and maintaining ideology and national unity,” he said.

The Industrial Revolution 4.0 has contributed to many fields, specifically in Indonesian education.  The teacher role has shifted from a learning source to a facilitator in constructing knowledge. Therefore, teachers must set an example and teach the students about values, ethics, culture, wisdom, and even social empathy. As a result, the students will become open minded persons who can understand and accept multicultural values in Indonesia. “Thoughts that are willing to accept diversity will accelerate the increase of insights and knowledge because diversity will be the source of knowledge,” explained Mr. Kadarohman.

In 2019, UPI has been listed in Asia University Ranking in the position of 450th-500th and keep developing many programs: increasing scientific publications of research collaboration, the number of foreign students and lecturers, student exchanges, and acceleration of the number of doctoral lecturers. There are 2.211 articles of scientific publication from UPI’s lecturers which have been indexed by Scopus until September 2019. This is a significant achievement compared to the last year’s, which only reached 78 articles. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics and Indonesian Journal of Science and Technology from UPI have also been indexed by Scopus this year.

There have also been so many prideful achievements from UPI’s students until 2019. For instance, Rosi Oktiani—who is majoring in Chemistry Education—already published 13 articles of scientific publication indexed by Scopus and one of the students majoring in Chemistry, Risti Ragadhita, also has published 12 articles of scientific publication indexed by Scopus. Both of them are the undergraduate students.

Mr. Kadarohman hoped that the 65th anniversary of UPI could be a reminder and encouraged us to improve our performance and the competitiveness of our nation. To close his speech, Mr. Kadarohman expressed his gratitude through an engaging pantun. (Text and photo: Ayu Intan H.)

Informasi Seleksi Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020.

Andri Yunardi
December16/ 2019

Rektor mengundang seluruh Pegawai di lingkungan Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia yang memenuhi persyaratan untuk mengikuti Seleksi Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020.


Persyaratan umum:

a. bertaqwa kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa;

b. sehat jasmani dan rohani;

c. berusia paling tinggi 54 (lima puluh empat) tahun untuk calon dari Tenaga Kependidikan atau 60 (enam puluh) tahun untuk calon dari Pendidik (Dosen), pada saat dilantik;

d. berpendidikan minimal Doktor (S-3) untuk calon dari Tenaga Kependidikan atau Doktor (S-3) untuk calon dari Pendidik (Dosen);

e. mampu melaksanakan perbuatan hukum;

f. memiliki integritas, komitmen, dan kemampuan memimpin yang tinggi;

g. memiliki j iwa kewirausahaan;

h. memiliki wawasan yang luas mengenai Pendidikan Tinggi; dan

i. tidak pernah dipidana berdasarkan keputusan pengadilan yang memiliki kekuatan hukum tetap.

Persyaratan khusus:

a. tidak pernah mengkhianati dan/atau melakukan perbuatan yang merugikan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia;

b. tidak pernah melakukan perbuatan tercela;

c. memiliki komitmen, integritas yang tinggi, kemampuan, pengetahuan, prestasi, wawasan, dan minat dalam pengembangan kelembagaan;

d. memiliki pengalaman memimpin unit organisasi setingkat Kepala Divisi atau Kepala Bagian di Perguruan Tinggi untuk calon dari Tenaga Kependidikan;

e. telah mencapai jenjangjabatan Lektor untuk calon dari Pendidik (Dosen);

f. memiliki pemahaman yang utuh tentang Statuta UPI dan Peraturan MWA; dan

g. menyatakan bersedia menjadi Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020.


1. Menyerahkan satu berkas persyaratan administratif:

a. Surat lamaran bermaterai;

b. Daftar Riwayat Hidup/Pekerjaan;

c. Fotokopi Ijazah terakhir dilegalisir oleh pejabat yang berwenang;

d. Bagi pelamar lulusan Luar Negeri menyerahkan fotokopi ijazah terakhir dan legalisir Surat Penyetaraan Ijazah dari Depdiknas/Kemendiknas/Kemenristekdikti;

e. Fotokopi SK Kenaikan Pangkat terakhir yang dilegalisir;

f. Fotokopi SK Jabatan Fungsional terakhir yang dilegalisir (bagi pelamar dari Dosen);

g. Surat Izin/Rekomendasi dari atasan langsung;

h. Surat Keterangan Sehat Jasmani dari dokter (Puskesmas/Rumah Sakit Pemerintah);

i. Pas Foto berwama ukuran 4 x 6 cm sebanyak 2 (dua) lembar;

j. Fotokopi SK pengangkatan pernah memimpin unit organisasi setingkat Kepala Divisi atau Kepala Bagian di Perguruan Tinggi untuk calon dari Tenaga Kependidikan

k. Surat Pernyataan tidak pernah melakukan perbuatan tercela yang ditandatangani oleh pimpirian unit kerja;

l. Surat Pernyataan Kesediaan menjadi Direktur Direktorat Akademik Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020 (bermeterai Rp. 6000,-);

2. Menyerahkan 1 (satu) eksemplar makalah minimal 5 (lima) halaman dengan Theme Fonts Times News Roman Size 12 Line Spacing 1,5, yang berisi tentang strategi pencapaian:

a. Visi;

b. Misi; dan

c. Program Kerja Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020.

3. Kelengkapan persyaratan disampaikan langsung ke Sekretariat Panitia Pendaftaran Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020, Biro Hukum dan Kesekretariatan Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Gd. Partere Bumi Siliwangi UPI Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No. 229 Bandung, Telp/Fax (022) 2013163-2013164 Ext. 3606.



13 s.d. 18 Desember 2019*) -> a. Pendaftaran b. Penyerahan Berkas dan Makalah

19 Desember 2019 -> Penetapan Bakal Calon

20 Desember 2019 -> Penyajian Visi, Misi dan Program Kerja Bakal Calon

*> mulai pukul 08.00 – 15.00 WIB.

Persyaratan pendaftaran dapat diambil di Sekretariat Panitia Pendaftaran Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020, Biro Hukum dan Kesekretariatan Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Gd. Partere Bumi Siliwangi UPI Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No. 229 Bandung, Telp/Fax (022) 2013163-2013164 Ext. 3606 atau pada website:

Berkas persyaratan untuk mengikuti Seleksi Calon Direktur Direktorat Akademik Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Pengganti Antarwaktu Masa Bakti 2016-2020 dapat diunduh pada tautan berikut:

11153_Surat Edaran Pemilihan Direktur Akademik

Peraturan Rektor_nomor 9145_2019__ttg tata cara pemilihan kabiro_direktur_kaperpus

F1 Lamaran Balon Dir Akademik PAW MB 2016-2020

F2 Riwayat Hidup Balon Dir Akademik PAW MB 2016-2020

F3 Surat Pernyataan Kesediaan menjadi Dir Akademik PAW MB 2016-2020

F4 Surat Pernyataan tidak pernah melakukan(1)

F5 Surat Rekomendasi(1)